Berkeley Connect students give each other wise advice

Rebekah Flores, a junior in Berkeley Connect Social Welfare, created this post to capture all the great advice students shared with each other at a recent Berkeley Connect session: *** Berkeley Connect is a donor-supported program. To help Berkeley Connect reach more students, make a donation today!

My Favorite Berkeley Connect Moment: Sweet Time in the Garden

We invited students participating in Berkeley Connect in Spring 2019 to enter our Student Voice Contest and share with us a memorable experience they had in Berkeley Connect. The winning entry below was written by Michelle Zhou, a first-year Psychology student who participated in Berkeley Connect in Social Welfare. During my first semester, I had my … Continue Reading »

An Outdoor Education

Do you think of learning as an activity primarily done indoors, in a generic classroom with uncomfortable chairs? A recent Berkeley Connect Social Welfare field trip shattered that stereotype. Students got a breath of fresh air as they walked around the Berkeley Botanical Garden in the hills above campus, enjoying the amazing variety of plants … Continue Reading »

Finding opportunities for engagement in social work

Students who are interested in making a difference in the world have to sift through a bewildering array of opportunities available to them here on campus. To help with this process, a panel of students who have been involved with  the LEAD Center, Peace Corps, and Public Service Center recently shared their experiences with students … Continue Reading »

Students for Good

Students who gravitate towards social welfare want to make a difference in the world. As they think about post-college careers, they wonder how they can have an impact. Recently, Berkeley Connect Social Welfare students got a chance to explore some of the options available to them as they heard about the experiences of two young, … Continue Reading »

Student Perspectives on Black Lives Matter

Berkeley is known for its rich history of student activism. Since the Free Speech Movement that UC Berkeley students instigated back in the 1960s, the protest culture has remained alive and well here on campus. This was the subject of a recent Berkeley Connect Social Welfare discussion. To begin, graduate student mentor Renee Mack asked … Continue Reading »